Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Frances Spencer Hodges

June 21, 1931December 1, 2019

Frances Carolyn Spencer Hodges, 88, of Bassett died Monday, December 1, 2019, Sovah Health in Martinsville following a lengthy illness. Born on Happy St., Bassett, VA, on June 21, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Johnson Abram Spencer and Lessie Pearl Hudson Spencer. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, James Herbert Hodges, and brothers, Curtis Eugene Spencer, Clinton Randolph Spencer, and Joseph Benjamin Spencer. Frances was a “Breck Girl” in 1948, was Miss Bassett in 1949, was an avid reader, and a member of Stanleytown United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, Danny Hodges and his wife Kathy, brothers, David Lee Spencer and wife Jane, Roger Lewis Spencer, sister, Jackie Coleman and husband Robert, granddaughter, Stephanie Auker and husband Jeremy,great grandchildren, Emersyn Auker, Carsyn Auker, and Anson Auker. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019, in Stanleytown United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Westmoreland and the Rev. Jason Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. prior to the service. Entombment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 3750 NW 87th Ave. Ste 100, Doral, FL 33178 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Online condolences may be made at: www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com. Collins Funeral Home, Bassett, is serving the Hodges family.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019


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Joyce Sigler

December 5, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, Danny, Kathy and family. Your lives are a testament to the fine lady Frances was. May the good Lord and memories carry you through these changing time.

Debbie Wright

December 4, 2019

Danny and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was certainly a fine lady and I know she will be missed tremendously. I will keep your family in my prayers. God Bless!

Mary Lou Yeatts

December 4, 2019

What a wonderful lady and friend. She was such a happy soul and loved her family. I am so sorry to hear this news but glad she is in Heaven! Love to Danny and Kathy ❤️🙏🏻❤️

Pyyllis Haley

December 3, 2019

She was Fran to me and we had been friends for as long as I can remember. We attended SUMC together along with her husband James. The thing I will always remember about Fran was how encouraging she was, never talking about herself but listening to what you had on your mind and ❤️. We will miss her sweet soft voice and spirit!! Phyllis and Ellsworth Haley

Regina Craig

December 3, 2019

Fran was a very sweet lady. She was a great friend to my mother-in-law and called her every night when she was ill to check on her . If Fran didn't get an answer, she called me and my husband to make sure she was ok. That is the truest of friends.